The Office of Academic Planning and Faculty Development assists the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in administering the academic programs and services of the University. The Director works with faculty and academic college deans in program planning, policy development, curriculum change, and course development. Additionally, the Director oversees a number of initiatives related to the academic performance and success of students, monitoring course offerings, academic advising, student retention, and graduation rates. The Director serves as the University’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and administers the University’s Endowed Professorship and Chair programs. The Academic Success Center/Junior Division, and University College report to the Director of Academic Planning and Faculty Development.
A number of University publications are produced in the Office: the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, the Faculty Handbook, and the Staff Handbook.